Living With a Nuclear Iran and North Korea?
Thursday, June 21, 2007
Forum 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
1319 Eighteenth Street, N.W.
What if North Korea and Iran become nuclear states? After cheating on a first agreement to freeze its nuclear program, North Korea has once again agreed to suspend such activities. Yet the agreement does not require the hermit kingdom to get rid of any fissionable bomb-making material already produced. As for Iran, that country seems determined to flout international opinion and continue with its alleged nuclear programa result of its tough neighborhood and the U.S. invasion of nearby Iraq. If negotiations to eliminate both nuclear problems fail, military options dont promise to destroy all, or even most, of these nations nuclear programs. If the United States must live with a nuclear Iran and North Korea, what policies should it adopt? Furthermore, could the U.S. change its foreign policy to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation to even more countries?